Montana - Chronic Conditions—asthma plan: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses asthma plan.

M.C.A. 20-5-420. Self-administration or possession of asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication.

(2) A school, whether public or nonpublic, shall permit the possession or self-administration of medication, as prescribed, by a pupil with asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis if the parents or guardians of the pupil provide to the school:

  • (a) written authorization, acknowledging and agreeing to the liability provisions in subsection (4), for the possession or self-administration of medication as prescribed;
  • (b) a written statement from the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse containing the following information:
    • (i) the name and purpose of the medication;
    • (ii) the prescribed dosage; and
    • (iii) the time or times at which or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered as prescribed;
  • (c) documentation that the pupil has demonstrated to the health care practitioner and the school nurse, if available,the skill level necessary to self-administer the asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication as prescribed; and
  • (d) documentation that the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has formulated a written treatment plan for managing asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis episodes of the pupil and for medication use, as prescribed, by the pupil during school hours.


    M.C.A. 20-5-420. Self-administration or possession of asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication.

(2) A school, whether public or nonpublic, shall permit the possession or self-administration of medication, as prescribed, by a pupil with asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis if the parents or guardians of the pupil provide to the school:

  • (a) written authorization, acknowledging and agreeing to the liability provisions in subsection (4), for the possession or self-administration of medication as prescribed;
  • (b) a written statement from the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse containing the following information:
    • (i) the name and purpose of the medication;
    • (ii) the prescribed dosage; and
    • (iii) the time or times at which or the special circumstances under which the medication is to be administered as prescribed;
  • (c) documentation that the pupil has demonstrated to the health care practitioner and the school nurse, if available,the skill level necessary to self-administer the asthma, severe allergy, or anaphylaxis medication as prescribed; and
  • (d) documentation that the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has formulated a written treatment plan for managing asthma, severe allergies, or anaphylaxis episodes of the pupil and for medication use, as prescribed, by the pupil during school hours.
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